Christian Skou – CSArchitects

Christian has over 40 years’ professional architectural experience, successfully directing & delivering diverse project types in Australia, Europe & the Middle East for DEM between 1988 and 2001, Crone Nation Skou from 1002 and currently, as CSArchitects.

Affiliations

CAND ARCH MAA

2011 UDIA Member
2008-11 PCA – Residential Committee
2008 UDAL member
2007 RAIA Awards – Chair Brisbane Division
2005 Property Council of Australia
2004 Brisbane Development Association
2004 Registered Architect NSW
2004 Registered Architect NSW
1996 FRAIA
1990 Registered Architect Qld
1983 ARAIA
1980 Registered Architect EU
1978 Associate, The Federation of Danish Architects

Special Interests

Prefabricated construction

Profile

Christian is a European-trained architect with extensive experience in project concept development and management of design through to the executed product. Throughout his career, Christian has worked on a wide range of education, residential, recreation, tourism, health and mixed-use projects throughout Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Christian has developed a particular expertise in the development of entertainment and cinema complexes with over 20 projects throughout Australia, Europe and the Middle East. He headed up the multi-award winning Campus Redevelopment for the University of Queensland at Ipswich and concepts for a major new tourism resort and country club facility at Kings Beach in NSW. He was involved as Design Director on the award winning stations for Brisbane Airtrain Citylink.

Christian was involved in the winning proposal for the Mackay Convention Centre, and the winning proposal for the Gold Coast Marine Development at the ‘Spit’ for Queensland State Government.
Christian was the Queensland Director involved in the initial investigation and development of the DA for 275 George Street, a commercial office tower in the Brisbane CBD, in addition to overseeing the delivery of the project. He was also involved in the initial design competition in 2007 and the subsequent opportunity in 2011 for the Mincom project in the Brisbane CBD.

In 2012 Christian took the initiative to develop and introduce a modular building system in response to the University of New England’s need for two major student accommodation developments; Robb and Wright College have both been successfully constructed and occupied.

Christian delivered 26 projects for primary and secondary schools as part of the BER schools programme, including:

  • Buranda SS: GLAs, Sports Hall and Resource Centre
  • Seven Hills SS: GLAs, Resource Centre and class rooms
  • Kelvin Grove SS: Sports Hall, Music rehearsal/recording facility & Resource Centre
  • Ironside SS: integrated Resource Centre, GLA & Sports Facility, delivered in tight site constraints.

In 2015, Christian delivered the masterplan for the Australian International Islamic College at Durack, involving new classrooms, a library and administration buildings. Christian also lead the multi-award-winning Campus Redevelopment for the University of Queensland at Ipswich and was Design Director on the award-winning stations for Brisbane Airtrain Citylink.

Key Projects

Recreation and Tourism

Residential

Retail/Mixed Use

  • Palace Cinemas, Centro on James, Stage 1
  • Palace Cinemas, Byron Bay
  • Golden Shores, Mandurah, WA
  • Caboolture Retail Development
  • Hoyts Cinemas, Warringah Mall, Brookvale,
  • Bankstown, Charlestown, Loganholme
Other Interests

Opera, Schnapps, Meatballs

MKT Square
Mintus
Retail
MKT Square
Sierra Nuvo
Skyring Asset Management
Residential
Sierra Nuvo
Deception Bay Childcare
Mintus
All, Education & Early Learning
Deception Bay Childcare
Coles Rochedale
Coles Group Property Developments
All, Retail
Coles Rochedale
Servico on Olsen
Empirica Developments
All, Service Centres
Servico on Olsen
Noosaville
Empirica Developments
All, Commercial
Noosaville
Coomera Service Centre
Empirica Developments
All, Service Centres
Coomera Service Centre
Buderim Gardens
Lend Lease
All, Mixed Use
Buderim Gardens
Buderim Retail Centre
Comiskey Group
Retail
Buderim Retail Centre
Eagleby Travel Centre
Capital Transactions
Service Centres
Eagleby Travel Centre
Redbank Plains Childcare
Capital Transactions
All, Education & Early Learning
Redbank Plains Childcare
Narangba Heights Retail
Oxmar Properties
All, Retail
Narangba Heights Retail
Coles Yarrabilba
Coles Group Property Development
All, Retail
Coles Yarrabilba
Coles Alderley
Coles Group Property Development
All, Retail
Coles Alderley
BoysTown Capalaba Office
BoysTown
All, Interiors
BoysTown Capalaba Office
Town Square Redbank Plains
Alceon + Capital Transactions JV
All, Retail
Town Square Redbank Plains
Beerwah Village
Village Fair Investments Pty Ltd
All, Retail
Beerwah Village
Sippy Downs
Coles Group Property Developments
All, Mixed Use, Retail
Sippy Downs
Sayers Street Apartments
SBW Property No.1 Pty Ltd
All, Interiors, Residential
Sayers Street Apartments
Springfield Lakes
VVV Pty Ltd
All, Past Projects
Springfield Lakes
Lakes Centre
Capital Transactions
All, Service Centres
Lakes Centre
Village Residences
Village Fair Investments Pty Ltd
All, Past Projects
Village Residences
Mr & Mrs G
Stockland
All
Mr & Mrs G
Carlisle 40
PGP Pty Ltd
All, Residential
Carlisle 40
Acciona Office Fitout
Acciona
All, Interiors
Acciona Office Fitout
Alderley Square Sales Suite
Alderley Village Pty Ltd
All, Interiors, Residential
Alderley Square Sales Suite
Berwick Street
All, Interiors
Berwick Street
BoysTown Milton
BoysTown
All, Interiors
BoysTown Milton
Fraser Heights
Francis White Constructions
Past Projects
Fraser Heights
Coles Ipswich
Coles Group Property Development
All, Retail
Coles Ipswich
Eagle Street Pier
Stockland
All, Commercial, Retail
Eagle Street Pier
Alderley Square
PCN Projects
All, Past Projects
Alderley Square
North Shore
Stockland
All, Retail
North Shore
BoysTown Parenting Centre
BoysTown
All, Commercial
BoysTown Parenting Centre
Horizon Retail Centre
Horizon Property Holdings
All, Retail
Horizon Retail Centre
Ausenco Centre
State Development Corporation
All, Commercial
Ausenco Centre
Dialog House
State Development Corporation
All, Commercial
Dialog House
601 Coronation drive
State Development Corporation
All, Commercial
601 Coronation drive
The Esplanade
B & E McCallum
All, Interiors, Residential
The Esplanade
Nerang Offices
State Development Corporation
Past Projects
Nerang Offices
Milton Edge
Australand
All, Residential
Milton Edge
Runaway Lagoons
Australand
All, Interiors, Residential
Runaway Lagoons